I've been craving this food since the last time I came here! Once I moved to NYC, I came again, awesome service and food here!
Chain from Japan with authentic Japanese comfort food. Portions are good and food is excellent. Line/wait here can get pretty long.
Tip is included in the price. Love their handmade tofu salad or organic eggs
The dessert is really good!!
Their seasonal yuzu sake is a must try
This is my second visit to Ootoya, last time I visit the one in Chelsea and this time I give the time square Ootoya a tries and it didn't disappoint me. 1) No reservation! many review point it out to get a reservation but I ask the host and she told me Ootoya don't accept reservation. I don't know about big party but you don't able to make a reservation for group of 1 - 4 2) only 15 minutes wait. The place was fairly crowed, when I step in I was told is about 30 minutes wait but after 15 minutes later they got us a table which I will tell you why later 3) Huge menu! Ootoya serve you more of traditional Japanese food, they serve Sashimi but not sushi, I ask the waitress and she told me they only have hand roll but not sushi. Also ask for set! don't just order single item, you get so much more for a set! 4) Time is money! Me and my girl we order a set, a noodle, chicken wing bbq, we were expecting them come to our table 30 minutes later but every were at our table around 15 minutes, the service is really quick and that kind the explain why we waited for long 15 minutes to get a table because they were table to push their food out of the kitchen very quickly. 5) The food was amazing! I still thinking about it when I step out of the restaurant! everything is cook to the perfection and I can't wait till my next trip here. (for those lady out there please order the graph fruit champagne! so good!) 6) They Don't accept tip! I use my credit card to pay for our food, it only come out around $65 and when we looking at the receipt we couldn't find a line to give them tip. I ask our waitress and she told us they don't accept tip anymore. my reaction was like !!!! maybe they added to the food price but the price of the food is still cheap when you think about having a dinner in NYC for only $65 I highly recommended Ootoya for everyone who want to have some decent Japanese food (not sushi) with low budget.
salmon sushi lunch set